• J.B. Young K-8
    Principal: Marianne Corbin
    Associate Principal: Kristin Huggins
    1702 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 326-4432
    Fax: (563) 326-1165

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Jaguars Excel at District Solo Festival

    Congratulations to our Orchestra students for their outstanding efforts at the DCSD Elementary-Intermediate Solo Festival held on February 21st.  All of the students who participated earned at least an Excellent rating, with two students earned a Superior rating and a gold ribbon.  Shown below are the participating students, the instrument they play, and the award they earned.

    Joe’Quez Howard (5), Cello, Gold Ribbon

    Rachel Laake (8), Violin, Gold Ribbon

    Isabel Buchanan (7), Violin, Blue Ribbon

    Destiny Jones (6), Violin, Blue Ribbon

    Heaven Jones (7), Cello, Blue Ribbon

    Natalie Morgan (5), Violin, Blue Ribbon

    Kaia Colvin (8), Violin, Blue Ribbon

    Jasmine Alarcon (6), Violin, Blue Ribbon

    Israel Martinez (6), Viola, Blue Ribbon

    Aliiyha Morgan (6), Violin, Blue Ribbon

    Kyla Lippincott (6), Violin, Blue Ribbon

    Way to go Jaguars!

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    Kaia Colvin Accepted to Honor Orchestra


    ColvinFor the second time this year,  Kaia Colvin,  an 8th grade violinist at J.B. Young,  has been accepted into a state-level middle school honors orchestra!  She will be participating in the First Violin section in the Gold Orchestra at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School’s Middle School Honors Orchestra Festival on March 7, 2015.

    Kaia will rehearse with many other outstanding string players, then perform after dinner at a 6:00 p.m. concert.  Way to go Kaia, J.B. Young is extremely proud of your accomplishments! Read more

    Calvin Moulton Recognized by Governor Branstad

    Congratulations to J.B. Young 6th grader Calvin Moulton, who was the 2nd place winner in the 5-6th grade category of the statewide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest this year.  The theme was how to create an event that would bring the whole community together.  On M.L. King Day, January 19, he and the other winners were presented their awards by Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds at a celebration in Des Moines.


    Calvin Moulton


    M.L. King Essay Contest Winners

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    February Calendar and Parent Newsletter


    February 2015 Parent Newsletter

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    Jaguars Participate in Honor Band Auditions

    Congratulations to four J.B. Young band members Isabel Buchanan (7th), Lynzie Durr (7th), Leanna Soots (8th), and Carmen Vavra (8th) who traveled to Fairfield High School on January 17th to audition for the Southeast Iowa Band Association’s Honor Band.

    Special congratulations go to Carmen Vavra, who was selected for the Voxman band. This band is named for Himie Voxman, a former clarinet professor at the University of Iowa. Carmen performed with the honor band on Saturday, January 24th at Iowa City West High School. The evening concert featured two Junior High level groups as well as a high school honor band.


    Leanna Soots


    Carmen Vavra


    Lynzie Durr


    Isabel Buchanan

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    January Optimist Awards

    On Friday, January 16, representatives from the Morning Optimist Club presented their monthly Life-Skills awards to twelve J.B. Young students.  This months nominees were:  Justin Butler (K); Cortaz Thomas (1); Ben Wiebel (2); Xzavion Hildebrandt (3); Juniyah Rush (4); Eisella Snyder (5); Shamari Carter (6); Ofelia Salinas (6); John Koenig (7); Heaven Jones (7); Marco Castel (8); and Alissa Dyer (8).

    The students were joined by their proud families for the presentation ceremony, and each family received a picture with their student and award.  Thank you to all of our Jaguars who demonstrate outstanding life-skills each day!

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    Jaguar Quote of the Week

    quoteThank you to all the community members and families that are so generous to our J.B. Young students during this Holiday Season!

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    December Optimist Award Winners

    On Friday, December 5, another 12 J.B. Young students were recognized by their teachers for outstanding life skills shown in the classroom and school activities.  The following students were joined by their families to celebrate their awards:  Lataya Johnson and Zanila Terrell (8th Grade); Adeline Henderson and Isabel Buchanan (7th Grade); Calvin Moulton and Britney Carmona (6th Grade); JoeQuez Howard (5th Grade); Stephanie Schaaf (4th Grade); Anayshia Mitchell (3rd Grade), Azavian Parrish (2nd Grade); Deshauwn Butler (1st Grade); and Schuyler Weber (Kindergarten).  Congratulations to all of this month’s award winners!  

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    Jaguar Quote of the Week


    Wherever there are beginners and experts, old and young, there is some kind of learning going on, some kind of teaching. We are all pupils and we are all teachers.

    - Gilbert Highet (Scottish-born U.S. classical scholar and writer, 1906-1987) 

    What do you teach to others?  What do you want others to learn from you? Read more


    AVID Students Learn about UNI

    6th, 7th and 8th grade AVID students were visited on Monday, November 24th by West High graduate Darien Gordon, who is currently in her freshman year at University of Northern Iowa. Darien was at J.B. representing UNI in their “Panther Push” program.  She shared with our students many strategies to use when preparing for college and what to expect as a college student. AVID students will have a college visit to UNI in the spring. Read more